Eggcellent Stuffed Chocolate Peppers

Eggcellent Stuffed Chocolate Peppers

Chocolate Pepper?

chocolate and purple peppers

chocolate and purple peppers

When I saw chocolate peppers in the grocery store, I became very excited. I had never seen a chocolate pepper before! At first I wondered, do they taste like chocolate? Or are they merely named after their chocolate brown colouring? I google searched them, and this is what I uncovered:

  • They are bell peppers that ripen from green to brown if left to mature for 85 days
  • As they change colour, the sweetness increases.
  • The don't taste like chocolate (boooo!). They are much sweeter than green peppers, but not as sweet as red peppers.

I also decided to buy a dark purple pepper (because I have never tried this either)!

  • I was shocked when I cut into the purple pepper, and uncovered green flesh!
  • A pigment called anthocyanin produces the dark purple color. It also contains antioxidant properties.
  • It has a sweet green flavour and a crisp texture. It's not as sweet as a red pepper.
  • And we all know that Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
purple peppers

purple pepper

Did you know? Red peppers are simply ripened green peppers!

Eggcellent Stuffed Chocolate Pepper

Omelette in a chocolate pepper bowl

  • Cut the lid (top) off of a pepper (any colour will do). Chop up the lid and use it later for the egg white scramble. Remove and discard the seed core from the inside.
  •  Place the following into a non-stick skillet (or use non-stick cooking spray, such as PAM):
    • The extra saved pepper pieces
    • 1 cup spinach (I buy mine pre-washed & cut to save time)
    • 1 cup of egg whites
    • 4 sliced cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup mushrooms
    • 1/4 cup Daiya Vegan Cheese Mozzarella Style Shreds
      • Daiya Vegan Cheese, which is free of dairy (casein, whey and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, rice, peanuts and tree nuts (except coconut oil).  It is also cholesterol & trans-fat free and contains no preservatives.  You can find it in the cheese section of your grocery store.
      • I use vegan cheese because dairy gives me dairyarrhea.
    • Season with Black Pepper and Salt-Free Seasoning (eg. Mrs. Dash)
  • Place the egg mixture into the pepper bowl. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

calories: 218, fat: 2.2g, saturated fat: 0.6g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 510.1mg, carbohydrates: 16g, fiber: 4.9g, NET CARBS: 11.1g, sugars: 8.7g, protein: 32.2g

Ingredient Information:

=> Find detailed explanations about the ingredients used in this recipe in my Ingredient Encyclopaedia.

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